A well-defined chin and jawline is envied by many, which is why contouring makeup – giving the illusion of a slimmer and sculpted face – is so popular. Sadly, as we age, skin around the jaw and chin becomes depleted of collagen and starts to sag, leading to the appearance of a double chin – even if we have not put on any weight.
If you are looking for ways to reduce your double chin, here are some non-surgical treatments available that can improve your facial contours.
1. Radiofrequency-based machines such as Thermage and Exilis increase collagen production and remodel existing collagen in the skin, resulting in skin that is firmer and taut. The improvement in the appearance of double chin and jawline continues for weeks after the treatment. For those who are averse to pain, there is no need to worry. Exilis is a comfortable treatment that many have described as a warm massage. There is also real-time monitoring and feedback to ensure that the right amount of energy is delivered to the targeted tissues, while maintaining comfort.
2. HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) uses ultrasound energy to target the skin and facial muscle (SMAS) layers, with significant skin tightening and face lifting results. The SMAS layer is the same area targeted in facelift surgery. This makes HIFU particularly effective for sculpting the chin and jawline. Ultherapy has the added benefit of visualising the exact depth and layers, so you can be sure that the ultrasound energy is delivered to the right area where it will have the most benefits.
3. BBL+STAR (Skin Tightening And Rejuvenation) is a unique treatment targeting the common signs of ageing. Utilising BroadBand Light and infrared energy to deeply heat the skin, BBL+STAR stimulates collagen remodelling and renewal, which leads to increased skin firmness and improvement in the jawline contour. Usually done together with BBL – which targets pigmentation, redness, and overall skin quality – it is a comprehensive treatment for overall anti-aging.
4. Fotona 4D utilises 4 different laser modalities to target skin tightening and face lifting. The laser heats up deeper skin tissue layers to increase collagen remodelling and new collagen formation, while bypassing the superficial epidermis. This makes the treatment comfortable, safe, and with minimal downtime. Apart from the skin tightening effects on the chin and jawline, Fotona 4D also targets skin imperfections and improves skin texture at the same time.
Wishing to get a more sculpted chin and jawline? Book an appointment with our experienced doctors to consult on a treatment that is best for you.
30 April 2021